Irresistible

Irresistible

The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked

Book - 2017
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"An urgent and expert investigation into behavioral addiction, the dark flipside of today's unavoidable digital technologies, and how we can turn the tide to regain control. "-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, c2017
ISBN: 9781594206641
1594206643
Branch Call Number: 301.24 Alte
Characteristics: 354 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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AL_SARAH Sep 10, 2017

One of the best books I have read about addiction. The author highlights how the brain is affected by technological addictions and explains the various types of addictions to technology (addiction to video games, shopping on the internet, social media, etc.). The author provides information on how to overcome addiction; in one example, there is a camp to help young adult men overcome video game addiction. This book is written very well and has good examples of research done on the subject.

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talktimereader
Aug 12, 2017

Certainly addressing a serious issue and well considered points.

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RBVanDyke
Jun 05, 2017

"Irresistible" was much more interesting and informative than I initially expected.

To make his point about addiction to the Internet and online devices Alter provides a good overview of behavioral addiction. In short, our brains are wired to respond to seemingly insignificant rewards and punishments (perhaps better termed non-rewards or anti-rewards). Online game designers and social-media site designers exploit these generally unconscious responses to keep users playing their game or visiting their site.

If you're one of those who can't understand why some people can't go a minute without looking at their phones or checking their email, or if you worry about your own apparent addiction to electronic distractions, I recommend "Irresistible". It certainly enabled me to more clearly understand the apparent addiction to online toys I see going on around me...

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